We all want a happy life, right? That is why, while some of us pursue money, others pursue fame among other things. It gets frustrating however when you fail to reach your target. Also, after you reach those targets, then what?
I was a little bit perturbed when I read in the tabloids that the well-known Kim Kardashian is no longer content by material possessions.
Money and other things don’t buy happiness. Happiness is a choice and it starts with you. Here in this article, I will highlight 10 tips on how to be happy with what you have.
10 Tips On How To Be Happy With What You Have
1). Count Your Blessings: (HUGE)
While this is a common phrase, most people usually fail to apply it in their lives. Always remember to count your blessings. Not everything that you have everyone else has.
So you shouldn’t take for granted even the little hugs from your cat or the fact that you are still breathing. Write them down and keep reminding yourself of how lucky you are to have them. You will find that each day you become more and more appreciative and consequently happier.
Gratitude is the biggest thing that you can really incorporate into your daily living. What I do each morning is I have a battle plan that I follow. A to-do list if you will. And one of the first things I do is write out or say 10 things I’m grateful for in my life.
I actually have a rock that literally says “Gratitude” on it in Gold. This really helps me to start my day off right, but as well as, gets me to focus on all the good in my life no matter what is going on.
This simple practice I personally learned from Bob Proctor in a Paradigm Shift Seminar. It has really made such a massive impact for me, that I had to share it.
I know you have heard it before. Be grateful for this, be grateful that. But the power behind it is HUGE. You will literally draw things to you by “The Law Of Attraction” just because you are feeling good.
Its been such a miracle for me in my life. It has saved me in so many situations that I can’t even list them all. But know this and think about this when Jesus walked away from the crowd, knelt on his knees, and said: “Father I thank thee that though has heard me”.
Talk about powerful and amazing. The son of God showing his gratitude to the supreme creator. I promise if you will just write down or type 10 things each morning before you start your day and FEEL the gratitude it will make your week so much better in ways you can’t even imagine.
You will experience more kindness, unexpected gifts, more love from others. Its simple to do, and it causes magic to happen. But it must be done with massive amounts of feeling. The feeling is everything in this world. The feeling is also referred to as vibrations.
The higher vibration you are in the better things you will draw to you through LOA and the powers of your Subconscious. Ok will move on now to step 2, but I had to go deep on this because it is the most powerful out of all of them.
2). Shun Negative Influences:
We all need people but sometimes people around us may negatively influence us. Look out for the negative sources of influence and shun away from them. Be it social media or news tabloids.
People only highlight their positive aspects. So, since most of us like to make comparisons, such people make our lives miserable.
Our friends may also influence us negatively. If most of your talks are dominated by statements such as you will look better with make-up, or you should buy this or that to look good, then run away. Peer pressure can make your life miserable, eventually denying you happiness.
3). Focus Less On Material Things:
Even though material things make some people happy, the happiness you derive therein is usually short-lived. Most rich people don’t derive their happiness in what they possess.
If you still think that you have to be rich to be happy, change your mindset. You are not missing out on anything. Focus on the little things, they are the ones that will make you happy. (you can still have material stuff, just don’t think that it makes you happy, it makes you comfortable, or should I say it allows you to be more comfortable).
4). Find The Cause Of Your Unhappiness:
In some cases, the cause of dissatisfaction may not be tangible assets. While some of us struggle with painful pasts, others struggle with traumatizing experiences or even crises.
Finding the root cause is the key to finding happiness. Write down, why you are unhappy, and how you can change your situation. You can seek a professional to help you solve such issues.
5). Start Giving:
They say there is so much joy in giving than receiving. Giving doesn’t necessarily mean giving out money or tangible possessions. You can be a source of inspiration to others by giving them advice, helpful talks, or even making some to feel appreciated. If you are a peopleâs person, you can host barbeques.
Trust me, by giving, you will feel better. You will also learn to appreciate your life since you will feel wanted or needed. All this will make you happy in the long run that is good for you.
6). Get Busy:
Sometimes your mind can be your greatest enemy. An evil mind is the devil’s workshop, as they say. Your mind can get so creative at times or decide to focus on unachievable goals. To avoid the latter, get busy.
Find something to do when you are free. Look for a hobby, something you are good at, and focus on it completely. With a busy routine, you will find that you have much less time to contemplate on what you should or shouldn’t have.
7). Find The Right Company:
Even though finding the right company is quite a challenge, strive to find one. Hang out with people that have the same mindset as yours, make you laugh, and appreciate you for who you are. The internet has made things easier. You can join a book or a social media group. Heck, come chill with my group at Wealthy Affiliate where we make money and have fun creating passive income 24/7.
Just make sure that the people you find are the right people for you. You will discover that the more you hang out with the right company, the more focused and steady you will be. All these will make you a happy person, eventually.
8). Be Positive:
Life sucks, especially when you focus entirely on its negative aspects such as the death of a loved one, sickness, or even joblessness.
Even though it might be difficult at times to focus on the positive aspect of life, always strive to be positive. In abundance and in scarcity, always bear in mind that times change and every situation is temporary.
Also, nothing new happens under the sun so your present situation is the same someone else’s somewhere. Be positive. With positivity there is hope, and where there is hope there is everything including happiness.
9. Come Up With Goals:
Having goals always gives one a reason to keep going. Research indicates that goal-oriented individuals are more focused. One important thing to note is that there is a great difference between having goals and having realistic goals. Anyone can have goals but not all goals are achievable immediately.
Realistic goals are those that are within your grasp, are easily achievable. Therefore, strive to come up with realistic goals. Come up with goals in areas you are passionate about. These goals will act as sources of inspiration, making your life worth living and therefore happier.
Make sure they are big though as well, not to the point where you’re like “Ya right” but make sure they excite you and make you grow. You should actually not even know how you’re going to accomplish it. Just make the decision that you ARE going to accomplish it and then move forward with the work.
10). Enjoy Every Moment:
And finally, enjoy every moment. Have fun and lots of fun. Run, take guitar classes, join a samba or a salsa class, go hiking, or do anything you please. You all know we live once. While you are still breathing, enjoy your life, and live it to the fullest.
Stop caring about what you have or don’t have. It doesn’t really matter. Find people who make you happy and find fun friends so that each time you feel like loosening up, you make it a blast.
Wrapping It Up:
In conclusion, in order to be happy with what you have, make sure you count your blessings, focus less on material things, shun away from negative influences-even if it means quitting from social media- and get busy.
Also, find the cause of your unhappiness and ways of dealing with the latter. You can also start giving-whether advice, love or money, find the right company, be positive, and come up with goals that excited you and scare you at the same time. Lastly, always remember to enjoy every moment. Remember, happiness is a choice. Choose to be happy.
How are you happy with what you have? What do you feel has made the biggest impact in your life more than anything else that has really helped you keep that mindset up and bright? Let me know below!